Current Volunteer Portal


Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community, make a difference in people's lives and experience an indescribable sense of purpose from serving others. At HRET, volunteers have the opportunity to work with horses as Horse Leaders and the riding participants as Sidewalkers.



Emma & Kathy Bunda



Come volunteer with us during our classes. Many of our riders require a 3:1 volunteer:rider ratio and we could not do this without your help! We have people who lead the horse during class ("Leaders") and people who help keep our riders safe by walking along the side of a rider during class. ("Sidewalkers"). 


Don't want to work directly with the horses or kids or don't have the time? We have multiple other volunteer opportunities with our program such as photographers, grant writers, fundraising committee members, and administrative work. 


Please contact us at to learn about all the ways you can help the program.

Sidewalker Training 

To become a sidewalker, please attend one of our sidewalker trainings! Being a sidewalker is a valuable way to interact and build long-lasting friendships with our riders.

Leader Training 

To start learning more about our horses, get hands on experience, and to start the process of becoming a qualified leader, please attend one of our leader orientation trainings! The horse leader has the job of leading the horse around the arena during classes. Please note that anyone who wants to be a horse leader has to also attend a sidewalker training.

Chandray Murray


No Prior Horse Experience Required!

Sidewalker Training Date


April 27th:  12:30pm - 3:30pm

June 2nd:   1:30pm - 4:30pm (Sunday)

Returners please arrive No later than 1:30pm

New volunteers will arrive between 12:00 - 12:15pm

to fill out paperwork

Leader Training Date


April 30th: 5:30pm - 7:30pm Tentative

Trainings monthly!! Please contact to start volunteering and

learn about our training dates!

Minimum 14 years of age

Physically capable of walking for 30 to 45 minutes

Commit to a regular volunteer schedule for 2 sessions



Our riding program cannot exist without exceptional, dependable and dedicated volunteers! If you have a passion for horses, and compassion for children, and a passion to make a difference, please complete the volunteer application packet below and contact our Volunteer Coordinator.

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